Applying to Being Human 2022 - webinar

Our application webinar held on the 16 March looked at the key criteria for Being Human projects in 2022, and includes an introduction to the festival and what we're looking for in applications.

Hear from two previous event organisers, Dr Pawas Bisht and Dr Ana de Oliveira Dias, who share lessons learned and top tips from their experiences participating in the festival in 2021.

If you weren't able to attend on the day we recommend watching this recording before putting your application together. 

'Applying to Being Human 2022' webinar recording

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Dr Pawas Bisht is Lecturer in Media, Communications and Culture at Keele University. Last year, Pawas led a project aimed at young adults called ‘Environmental storytelling between Stoke-on-Trent and New Delhi’. The project explored contemporary concerns through place-based, participatory filmmaking workshops. 

Professor Sarah Churchwell is the Director of the Being Human festival. A prominent advocate for literature and the humanities, Sarah appears regularly in the media and writes for both academic and non-academic audiences.  

Dr Ana de Oliveira Dias is a Lecturer in History at Durham University and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies. In 2021, Ana held ‘A Night at the Rare Books Auction’, an interactive online performance that recreated the sale of the famous Luttrell Psalter (and the scandal surrounding it), in which attendees took a leading role.  

Mark Johnson is Manager of the Being Human festival. Mark has previously worked in engagement and events teams at King’s College London and UCL, as well as roles in museums and galleries including the Science Museum and The Whitworth.